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Alma de Los Angeles Sambrano Montufa, 15, sits with her mother, Miriam Violeta Montufa, and niece in their home in Chimaltenango, Guatemala on Thursday, March 8, 2007. Alma worked at Legumex, a vegetable and fruit company that exports to the United States, for a year and a half. Her mother also used to work at the plant, but can no longer work due to an illness. Both Alma and her mother say they know for certain that the plant hires underage workers for sometimes 14-hour shifts.
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